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  • Place of origin:


  • Date:


  • Artist/Maker:

    Alfred Stevens, born 1817 - died 1875 (Maker)

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Sannyer Atkin Esq. on behalf of his brother H.W. Atkin Esq.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This plaster relief represents three cherub heads, the middle head with wings outstretched and those on the sides with wings curved below their heads. The relief sits in a wooden frame of slightly later date (ca. 1890). It is related to the bronze frieze on the Wellington Monument in St. Paul's Cathedral, London, and was probably used as a model in casting the finished bronze.

Physical description

Plaster relief of three cherub heads, in oak frame.

Place of Origin





Alfred Stevens, born 1817 - died 1875 (Maker)


Length: 95 cm Plaster relief, Length: 123 cm With frame, Weight: 16.6 kg

Object history note

This relief is associated with the frieze on the Wellington monument. It is possibly one of the two of the casts which were used in casting the final bronze relief.

Descriptive line

Three cherub heads. Relief in plaster by Alfred Stevens (1818-75) , England, ca.1860- 70

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Diane Bilbey with Marjorie Trusted, British Sculpture 1470-2000. A Concise Catalogue of the Collection at the Victoria and Albert Museum. London 2002, p.381 cat. no. 591


Plaster; Oak; Material


Monuments; Reliefs

Production Type



Sculpture Collection

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